On the course you’ll learn the following amongst many other things:
Use PADI teaching techniques in a low stress style to get the best from your students.
How to work with your students in neutral buoyancy and how to apply it to real world situations using a ‘tecreational approach'
You’ll get the chance to incorporate instructor specialties into the IDC itself and learn how to do the same with your students.
Most importantly how to have fun whilst teaching as nobody goes diving to have a bad time!
In addition to a standard IDC Alex offers an equipment and buoyancy precision diving techniques workshop as a free bonus. This course covers advanced buoyancy and streamlining techniques as well as information on how to pass these techniques onto your students. Also upon completion of the course you’ll also be able to complete a special self-reliant instructor course that will teach you how to use and handle redundant gas, a great skill for all dive pros to have particularly when guiding deeper diving.
The following is sample schedule for a typical IDC and may be subject to some minor changes.
Day 1: Course orientation, equipment workshop, buoyancy workshop
Day 2: Knowledge Development workshop and confined water skill circuit
Day 3: Confined water teaching presentations
Day 4: Open Water teaching presentations
Day 5: Emergency First Response Instructor Course
Day 6: Confined Water teaching presentations and Rescue Workshop
Day 7: Classroom Presentations
Day 8: Open water workshops
IDC (AI and OWSI): €850
Full IDC (AI, OWSI, EFRI and MSDT 5 specs): €999
Self Reliant and combined instructor program: Special IDC oﬀ er €200: 13/14 Nov
IDC Staﬀ Instructor: €400. *Existing staff instructors can join this IDC at a rate of €150.
Additional fees for course materials, application (*subject to change):
E-Learning: €85 Course Materials: €670 (You must have copies of all the core EFRi and IDC course manuals).
Instructor Examination Fee (payable to PADI): €665
Instructor Application (payable to PADI): €195
EFR Instructor application (payable to PADI): €122